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Rubaboo Arts Festival

This annual festival is Alberta’s only Indigenous multi-disciplinary arts festival. Experience Indigenous theatre, music, dance, art, food, family and youth events, crafts, cultural workshops, and more!

A Taste of Animethon

This preview to the annual celebration of Japanese animation and design gives fans a taste of the workshops, gaming, costume contests, film screenings, and more. You can meet special guests, such as voice actors Bryson Baugus and Lauren Landa.

Rainbow Visions

This diverse film festival showcases films featuring characters and stories that fit within the LGBTQ spectrum. This year’s highlighted films include Tom of Finland and God’s Own Country.

BreakOut West

Celebrating its 15th year, BreakOut West is a four-day music conference and three-day festival that honours Western music artists.

Heritage Festival

This lively, outdoor festival showcases different cultural and ethnic backgrounds with culinary delicacies, creative performances, shopping for crafts, artwork, and clothing, and the opportunity to talk with people eager to tell you a little about their cultural roots and their present-day communities in Canada.

Cariwest Festival

Dance the song of life at this lively festival of celebrations, including a colourful costume parade, calypso competition, dance performances, block party, and steel band competition.

K-Days

This lively carnival kicks off with a parade and follows with a fun-filled lineup of live entertainment, midway games, thrilling rides, unique food, and extravagant nightly fireworks. Check out the musical acts at the free concert series—or try out the new exclusive Premium Party section for front-row seats and a private bar. And enjoy the tang of BBQ sauce at Ribfest.

GREEKFEST

(August 11 to 21). Sip ouzo, zorba dance and experience Greek food, dance and music. See website for schedule. ottawagreekfest.com

TD SOUTHEAST ASIAN FEST

South Asian food, fun and frolic. Experience the tastes, both culinary and artistic. City Hall. See website for schedule. southasianfest.net

Calgary International Bluesfest

The 12th Annual Calgary Bluesfest is a full week of the best of the blues. Workshops, public performances, and special events will occur at different venues throughout the city, with the MainStage being at Shaw Millennium Park.

History Road

View over 700 cars, trucks, and motorcycles spanning over 100 years of automotive history — including 30 rare vehicles from the museum’s not often displayed collection — at this ultimate car show! Car enthusiasts will also appreciate the daily “Parade through the Decades” with live commentary about all of the passing cars.

Royal Canadian Circus Spectac!

With skilled acrobats, blissful clowns, and performing animals, the circus will mesmerize you with all its tricks under the big top! Over 10 generations of the Zerbini family have been training animals and travelling the world, and young and old will be impressed by this traditional, fun-filled experience.